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Junglee Girl

A suspicious old grandmother laboriously climbing up the stairs to see what mischief her grandchildren are up to, a maid shelling peas, a schoolgirls’ game of Lucky Dip—familiar, even mundane images plucked from day to day life. But in Ginu Kamani’s hands...

Evolution of the Saree

To people from the West, the most familiar and paradoxical images of Indian women come from the extremes of a very broad and compli­cated spectrum. One is the image of In­dira Gandhi, clad in a starched white sari, serving as the powerful leader of a largely...

The Evolution of the Indian Sari

To people from the West, the most familiar and paradoxical images of Indian women come from the extremes of a very broad and compli­cated spectrum. One is the image of In­dira Gandhi, clad in a starched white sari, serving as the powerful leader of a largely...

Indians in California

Ninety-three-year-old Ripon, California, resident Makhan Singh Sandhu is living history and testament of Indian immigration to the United States before 1900. Meeting a legend such as Sandhu makes one realize that Indians have been living in this country since the late...

Ties That Bind

By SUKUMAR RAMANATHAN Eleven months ago, my brother became a citizen of the United States. The oath­taking ceremony was held at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco. I remember being stunned by the sheer diversity of the freshly-minted citizens. Among the 2,000...